Yearly Archives: 2008

Trying out bbpress

My wordpress plugins generate a lot of comments. Personally, I find it can be pretty hard to scroll through all the comments, and it can be quite slow to load as well. I have decided to try out bbpress for comments on my wordpress plugins. I created a forum for each plugin. I have turned […]

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TeX Live 2008 — reasons to upgrade

New features in pgf/tikz TeX Live 2008 was finally released about a month ago. I am a member of TUG, so I should be getting a DVD of it sometime soon, but today I finally decided I couldn’t wait, and I would just download it. The main impetus came after reading a discussion in comp.text.tex, […]

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Collapsing archives updated

I have been very busy lately, but I have been working on the collapsing archives update for awhile. I have incorporated new features from collapsing categories into it, while trying to keep all the old features. One thing I have learned is that it is difficult to write code with many options, especially when some […]

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Beamer fragile frames

If you want to include verbatim text, say for some program code, in a frame in beamer, you have to pass the fragile option to the frame, like so: GeSHi Error: GeSHi could not find the language tex (using path /home/robfelty/robfelty.com/wp-content/plugins/codecolorer/lib/geshi/) (code 2) Though latex usually doesn’t really care about whitespace at the beginning of […]

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Why doesn’t Mac update standard UNIX utilities?

I am currently teaching a course on programming for linguists. We are using python, but for the first few classes, I have been going over some standard UNIX utilities like cd, ls and such, plus using regular expressions with grep and sed. I actually don’t use sed that much. I tend to reach for perl, […]

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